Canon PowerShot G12 vs. Nikon Coolpix P7000 vs. Olympus XZ-1 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs. Pentax Q

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5 cameras compared
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Jun 23, 2011
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 8, 2010
Jan 6, 2011
Jul 21, 2010
Jun 23, 2011
 
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
 
3648 x 2736
3648 x 2736
3664 x 2752
3648 x 2736
4000 x 3000
3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2048, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2736 x 2736, 2192 x 2736, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1064, 1696 x 2112, 1200 x 1200, 960 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480, 384 x 480, 320 x 240
640 x 480
3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 2432, 3200 x 2400, 3200 x 1800, 3216 x 2144, 2736 x 2736, 2400 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1440, 2544 x 1696, 1920 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 1536 x 864, 1584 x 1056, 1296 x 864, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 720, 1216 x 1216, 1024 x 768, 1024 x 576, 1008 x 672, 960 x 960, 768 x 768, 640 x 480, 640 x 360, 624 x 416, 480 x 480
3968 x 2232, 3776 x 2520, 3328 x 1872, 3168 x 2112, 3072 x 2304, 2784 x 1568, 2736 x 2736, 2656 x 1768, 2560 x 1920, 2304 x 2304, 2208 x 1248, 2112 x 1408, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 3456 x 2595, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 2992 x 2992, 2688 x 2016, 2688 x 1792, 2688 x 1512, 2016 x 2016, 1920 x 1440, 1920 x 1280, 1440 x 1440
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
12 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
 
11 megapixels
13 megapixels
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.63" (8.07 x 5.56 mm)
1/1.63" (8.07 x 5.56 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CMOS
Digic 4
Expeed C2
TruePic V
Venus Engine FHD
 
 
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200
100 - 3200 + Hi (ISO 6400)
Auto (100 - 800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, Hi Auto (6400-12800), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400
6
6
6
5
9
Yes
Yes (PRE1, PRE2, PRE3)
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes (1)
Optical
Optical
Sensor-shift
Optical
Sensor-shift
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
Fine, Standard
Fine, Standard
 
28–140 mm
28–200 mm
28–112 mm
24–90 mm
 
5×
7.1×
4×
3.8×
 
F2.8–4.5
F2.8–5.6
F1.8–2.5
F2–3.3
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
Yes (4x)
Yes (4X)
Yes (4x)
Yes (up to 4.5x)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
50 cm (19.69)
60 cm (23.62)
50 cm (19.69)
 
1 cm (0.39)
2 cm (0.79)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
 
9
99
11
23
25
 
 
 
 
Pentax Q
 
 
 
 
5.53×
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
2.8
3
3
3
3
461,000
921,000
614,000
460,000
460,000
No
No
No
No
No
 
TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
OLED
 
TFT Color LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (tunnel)
Optical (tunnel)
Electronic (optional)
Electronic (optional)
None
 
80%
 
 
 
 
15 sec
60 sec
60 sec
60 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
7.00 m
6.50 m
8.60 m (ISO 800)
7.20 m
5.60 m
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Compatible i-TTL Nikon Speedlights)
Yes (via hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Trailing-curtain sync
1.1 fps
0.7 fps
2.0 fps
2.5 fps
1.5 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (10 or 2 second delay)
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±4 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
 
(3 frames )
 
Yes (3 or 5 shots in 1, 2 or 3 mired increments on Amber-Blue axis)
Yes (-/+ 7 steps in A-B/G-M axis)
 
No
 
1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD Lite, H.264
Motion JPEG
AVCHD Lite
MPEG-4, H.264
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
None
 
 
 
 
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Unknown
 
55 MB
40 MB Internal
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Mini HDMI type-D)
Yes
Yes (mini HDMI Type C)
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
 
 
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional wireless remote)
Yes (Optional RM-UC1)
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion NB-7L rechargeable battery & charger
DC 7.4 V, 1030 mAh
Lithium-Ion Li-50B rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion D-LI68 rechargeable battery & charger
370
350
320
 
 
401 g (0.88 lb / 14.14 oz)
310 g (0.68 lb / 10.93 oz)
275 g (0.61 lb / 9.70 oz)
271 g (0.60 lb / 9.56 oz)
180 g (0.40 lb / 6.35 oz)
112 x 76 x 48 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.89)
114 x 77 x 45 mm (4.5 x 3.03 x 1.76)
111 x 65 x 42 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.65)
110 x 65 x 43 mm (4.33 x 2.56 x 1.69)
98 x 57 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.24 x 1.22)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
 
No
 
None
None
None
None
None